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NewVic college strikers fight academisation and crushing workloads

NewVic college strikers fight academisation and crushing workloads Many strikers described a “culture of top down bullying”.

Custom House tenants resist Labour council’s evictions

Custom House tenants resist Labour council’s evictions Tenants in east London are fighting back

Letters—Silvertown doesn’t want to be part of polluting Formula One

Letters—Silvertown doesn’t want to be part of polluting Formula One ​​​​​​​The proposal of a new Formula One (F1) race in Newham, east London, is an insult to residents who already suffer the highest levels of particulate matter air pollution in the country.

LDE strikers stay strong as they plan six more days of strikes to defend union rep

LDE strikers stay strong as they plan six more days of strikes to defend union rep NEU union members at the LDE free school in east London struck for a sixth day on Thursday. And they have voted for more strikes because they see the walkouts as their only chance to make the school better for staff and students.

LDE school staff strike to demand reinstatement of union rep Sharon Morgan

LDE school staff strike to demand reinstatement of union rep Sharon Morgan Workers at the London Design and Engineering (LDE) free school are taking action to demand the reinstatement of NEU union rep Sharon Morgan.

Little Ilford school strikers speak out - ‘You’d think we wanted chandeliers!’

Little Ilford school strikers speak out - ‘You’d think we wanted chandeliers!’ Some 51 workers at Little Ilford School struck for their fifth day on Wednesday. It is the second day of a three-day strike over unacceptable working conditions and the expansion of the east London school.

‘Our empowering strike has brought people together,’ says East London school striker

12 November 2020
A brilliant turnout of lively, dancing, singing people saw over 50 strikers and supporters gather at Little Ilford School in Manor Park on Thursday morning.

Standing in the way of privatised education - the battle against academies in Newham

01 May 2018
An inspiring battle in east London has breathed new life into the fight to stop academies. Two socialist activists, Carolyn McGrath and Miriam Scharf, spoke to Socialist Worker about how the campaign was built – and how others can take up the struggle elsewhere

Victory at Avenue school as academy plan is pushed back - but the fight continues

01 May 2018
Workers and parents at Avenue school in east London scored a victory this week after school bosses retreated on an academy plan.

Three Newham schools strike against academies - and win huge support

14 March 2018
NEU union members in east London, are showing their determination not to let more of our schools become academies

Strong school strikes against academies get a result in Newham

27 February 2018
Newham council in east London has passed a motion opposing academies, following a series of strikes by school workers.

Avenue School strike in Newham opposes academy

31 January 2018
Teachers and other school workers struck at Avenue Primary. It was the NEU members’ first of two days of strike action, an escalation from the previous one day strikes.

Well-supported strike at The Cumberland School in Newham says no to academies

09 January 2018
The first strike at The Cumberland School in Newham, east London, against academisation saw over 50 NEU education union members picketing on Tuesday.

Parents, children and teachers united against academies

05 December 2017
The first strike day against academisation at Avenue School in Newham, east London, took place on Wednesday of last week. Also: Reports from Charlton Park Academy in Greenwich, the Village School in Brent and Westways Primary School in Sheffield

Blood Money—the real cost of the Tories’ murderous arms deals

05 September 2017
Arms dealers, top ministers and government officials from across the world descend on east London for the DSEI arms fair next week

The only way is Essex? White flight myths and the East End

24 May 2016
A BBC documentary this Tuesday says that “Cockney culture” in London’s East End is dying out—and that Muslims and migrants are to blame. East End resident Tomáš Tengely-Evans sorts the fact from the fiction

New challenge to Newham council over Prevent strategy

08 December 2015
Anti-racists in Newham, east London, have released a statement opposing growing Islamophobia in the borough and beyond.

Campaigners in Newham warm up to tackle the Boleyn rip-off

04 August 2015
Saturday housing campaigners took to the streets to demand social housing in Newham borough, east London which has some 24,000 on its council waiting list.

This is social cleansing, say residents forced to move

01 May 2012
The Lund Point tower in Newham, east London, overlooks the new Olympic village. Warren has lived in the block for 15 years.

London council accused of ‘cleansing’ the poor

24 April 2012
Up to 500 families on housing benefit in east London could find themselves relocated to Stoke-on-Trent if Newham Council has its way.

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